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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1st REAL attempt at Water Marbling

Okay, so I've played around before with 1 nail here and there, but never actually sat down, watched a tutorial video, and tried it, the proper way, lol. I decided to try it, since an awesome follower, Crystal, suggested I do. So thanks Crystal!! I didn't take photos as I went, because I was just trying it, to see if I could even half way do it. Maybe next time I will, but there are TONS of youtube videos out there to show you how. For this I first did a base coat of Sinful's Black on Black, and for the marbling colors I used the same black and China Glaze's Re-Fresh Mint. I just might have to try another one these soon!!



47 comments:

  1. ha! my first marble looked NOTHING like that lol. i love the colors your chose, this looks so nice, congrats on an amazing first marble!!

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  2. I think this came out awesome! I love the colors you used they are so chic!

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  3. My first marble was soooo bad. But yours is great :)

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  4. It looks perfect for a first try! I just took a first try on your tape mani! It turned out well I think. I'm gonna try it again today :)

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  5. Lokking good! A few week ago my uncle showed me some vids on youtube about water marbling... Want to try it myself once, when I have a little more time ^^

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  6. how is your so perfect my first attempt and even now is BAD! ugh ur soo amazingg =)

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  7. It looks great Erika. i'm too chicken to try it even though i have watched u tube tutorials, i can imagine i would create such a mess but my husband is mad for me to try it after watching a tutorial with me.

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  8. Good job, it looks awesome! And I love the colour combination <3 I'm still stressed from my last water marble experience and that was like 4 months ago, lol.

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  9. Thanks ladies!!! I have to say, I was scared to really try it too. When I had played around before, trying it with one nail, I FAILED big time. But actually watching the videos, and doing a base color first really helped!

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  10. I really like the color combination, looks great =) It doesn't look like your first try :)

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  11. this is fab water marbling can be a right pain in the butt lol but this looks awesome great for a first go :)

    http://xcharmed-chickx.blogspot.com/

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  12. This looks really cool! No matter what you do to em- your nails look awesome!

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  13. great job! i love your color combo :-)

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  14. hi~ i'm chloe too... i found your blog through my friend's blog... and i have to say, your water marbling is so fab! i also tried it today, but mine is a total failure! i don't know what has gone wrong... so i'm looking forward for your tutorial! :)

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  15. Its sooo gorgeous!!!
    Special for the 1e time!!
    You did a great job!!
    Love to marble!!

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  16. I tried it once... and it was sooooo bad!
    I don't know if I will ever try this again... but it looks soooo good (when other do this) :D
    love your color combination!

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  17. I love it! And with the color combo, it's really you :D Can't believe you have around 1000 followers now, that's half more than a week ago! <3

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  18. OMG, I really love this:)It looks perfect.

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  19. I wanna try this for such a long time.
    think i´m gonna try it soon, because it looks so good.

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  20. This looks great! when water marbling came to my attention - no one used a base colour first their tutorials, I'm trying to branch out with my nail-art and just copied your patchwork mani yesterday - when i try marbling i will be using a base colour.

    than you so much for sharing all your cool ideas; love the patchwork mani, the squares and the lazer one with the thin strips of tape!!!!!1

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  21. awesome marbling! my first marble looked soooo bad LOL i'll try it again this time with a base color.

    you got a great blog. i just started following you :)

    thanks for the tips/ideas!
    http://hueandme-jan.blogspot.com/

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  22. Thanks ladies!!!!

    Welcome Chloe!!!!

    Lois, I know!! I can't believe I'm almost to 1000!!! Thanks!!

    Deez Nailz, I saw your patchwork!! You did great and I love the colors. Yeah, when I first heard of water marbling,no one used a base, but that is what made it soooo much easier!

    Jan, welcome and thanks!!! Yeah, a base color is the key!

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  23. wow.. this looks so pretty.. love the colors you chose :)

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  24. your nails look gorgeous, been looking through this today, gutted I live in england, been trying to find some of the nail varnishes you use all day!!

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  25. looks amazing for the first time :)

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  26. Wow, these colors are beautiful together!

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  27. Congratulations for your almost 1000 followers!
    I've tagged you on my blog for the stylish blogger award.
    Greetings from Barcelona ;-)

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  28. Great Job! Reminds me how much fun water marbling can be...I need to do one soon : )

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  29. Everything related to nail polish that you touch is golden. My first water marbling took 2 hours, and it still didn't look good. Never again.

    Your nails look like Frango mints! : D

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  30. This looks awesome!! I am loving the color combo!

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  31. Thanks everyone!!!

    Angeles, thank you sooo much!!

    Cammy, haha, thank you!! Not everything though :)

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  32. Yay!! I'm so glad you did this! These colors are amazing. You always make black look elegant!! Your nails are perfect as always! Cannot wait to see other combos!!! I may try yours with some bright teal swirled in too! I think I'm on a teal kick now, I saw two China Glaze colors that are sooo gorgeous! Awesome first attempt - glad I could persuade you!!!!!!
    Oh! And I tried the Sally Hansen Moisturizing remover!! I love it, not as strong of odor and worked quickly! Thanks again!
    Also, I bought a glass nail file, Sinful Black on Black, and China Glaze White on White :-) Thank you so much for your suggestions and help!

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  33. http://www.youtube.com/user/SimpleLittlePleasues

    the best water marble tutorials. i learned all my tricks from her! much love!

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  34. A great water marble YouTuber is SimpleLittlePLeasures SHE IS AWESOMWE

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  35. Crystal, yeah thanks to you I'm now hooked, lol. So glad you like the Sally Hansen remover, I just prefer that one so much more to others, and it really doesn't dry my skin/nails or cuticles out at all!!

    Danyal & Drea, I will def be sure to check her tuorials out, thank! I still need some help.

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  36. This is a GORGEOUS manicure! I love the re-fresh mint and black, they look amazing together. I think I'll try this with For Audrey and a black.

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  37. Thanks girls!!!

    Nikki, You should def try that combo!

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  38. that's amazing! my first WM was a total fail :( :(

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